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Campus News

Landon receives Ohio Honors Scholarship

Matthew Stultz May 13, 2022

Alison Landon has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship at Waynesburg University.

Landon, daughter of Rick and Dawn Landon of Alliance, Ohio, will graduate summa cum laude from Marlington High School this June and will attend Waynesburg University in the fall, pursuing a double major in environmental science and biochemistry.

“I am beyond blessed that I have been chosen to receive this amazing scholarship from Waynesburg University,” Landon shared. “Receiving this scholarship will help me follow the path God has planned for my future.”

Landon holds a 4.0 GPA and is in the top 10% of her class at Marlington High School, where she has been named to the Honor Roll every quarter.

She is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned more than 45 college credits through Stark State College, where she has been named to the President’s List.

Landon has participated in the Interact Rotary-Sponsored Service Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Character Counts and the Duke Crew, all at Marlington. She has also served as an aide for the main office, guidance counselors and chemistry lab.

Receiving this scholarship will help me follow the path God has planned for my future."

Alison Landon

Outside of the classroom, she has been a participant in Ohio’s District 13 Science Fair, where she was the award winner for the Northeast Section Ohio Water Environment Association, Akron Section of the American Chemical Society and Ohio Soybean Council Foundation.

She is a member of the varsity tennis team, where she currently serves as the captain, and the varsity track team. Landon will continue to participate in track and field at Waynesburg University.

As a tennis player, she has been named a Northeast Tennis All-League Player, EBC Scholar Athlete, NET Scholar Athlete, EBC Honorable Mention, All-Stark County Team 3rd Team Doubles and Buffalo Wild Wings Athlete of the Week.

In track, she has also been named an EBC Scholar Athlete as well as a district qualifier.

Landon was nominated by high school faculty to represent Marlington High School at the American Legion Auxiliary Buckeye Girls’ State at the University of Mount Union. She was also an Alliance Elks Lodge 467 Teenager of the Month and Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Quarter Finalist.

Outside of high school, she is an active member of Alliance Friends Church, where she participates in the church’s youth group.

Landon is looking forward to beginning her Waynesburg experience in the fall.

“I am excited to meet new friends, pursue my double major, be involved in the University’s volunteer opportunities and compete in collegiate track and field,” she added. “I look forward to pursuing my educational dreams while being able to grow in my faith and being connected with like-minded students, teachers and coaches.”

Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship

The Jeffrey and Regina Taussig Ohio Honors Scholarship is presented to one Ohio high school student interested in a career in mathematics or one of the sciences. Eligible students must display extraordinary academic, service and leadership skills.

The scholarship pays the complete tuition and fees for the student’s four years at Waynesburg University.